The UPSC mains exam is written (subjective) in nature.
Here We Provide Indian Society subject Questions Yearwise.
1. How does Indian society maintain continuity in traditional social values? Enumerate the changes taking place in it.
2. Has caste lost its relevance in understanding the multicultural Indian society? Elaborate your answer with illustrations.
3. What are the main socio-economic implications arising out of the development of IT industries in major cities of India?
4. Discuss the main objectives of Population Education and point out the measures to achieve them in India in detail.
1. Are we losing our local identity for the global identity? Discuss
2. Empowering women is the key to controlling population growth”. Discuss
3. What are the continued challenges for women in India against time and space?.
4. What makes Indian society unique in sustaining its culture? Discuss
5. What are the challenges to our cultural practices in the name of secularism?
6. Do we have cultural pockets of small India all over the nation? Elaborate with examples.
7. ‘Women’s movement in India has not addressed the issues of women of lower social strata.’ Substantiate your view.
8. ‘Globalization is generally said to promote cultural homogenization but due to this cultural specificities appear to be strengthened in the Indian Society.’ Elucidate.
9. ‘Communalism arises either due to power struggle or relative deprivation’. Argue by giving suitable illustrations.
10. “Caste system is assuming new identities and associational forms. Hence the caste system cannot be eradicated in India.” Comment.
11. ‘Despite the implementation of various programmes for eradication of poverty by the government in India, poverty is still existing’. Explain by giving reasons.
12. How the Indian concept of secularism is different from the western model of secularism? Discuss.
13. The spirit of tolerance and love is not only an interesting feature of Indian society from very early times, but it is also playing an important part at the present. Elaborate.
14. Distinguish between religiousness/religiosity and communalism giving one example of how the former has got transformed into the latter in independent India.
15. In the context of the diversity of India, can it be said that the regions form cultural units rather than States? Give reasons with examples for your viewpoint.
16. What are the two major legal initiatives by the State since Independence addressing discrimination against Scheduled Tribes (STs)?
17. What is the basis of regionalism? Is it that the unequal distribution of benefits of development on a regional basis eventually promotes regionalism? Substantiate your answer.
18. To what extent globalisation has influenced the core of cultural diversity in India? Explain.
19. “An essential condition to eradicate poverty is to liberate the poor from the process of deprivation.” Substantiate this statement with suitable examples.
20. Why are the tribals in India referred to as ‘the Scheduled Tribes’? Indicate the major provisions enshrined in the Constitution of India for their upliftment.
21. Discuss the changes in the trends of labour migration within and outside India in the last four decades.
22. Discuss the positive and negative effects of globalization on women in India.
23. Debate the issue of whether and how contemporary movements for the assertion of Dalit identity work towards the annihilation of caste
24. Describe any four cultural elements of diversity in India and rate their relative significance in building a national identity.
25. Critically examine whether the growing population is the cause of poverty OR poverty is the main cause of population increase in India.
26. How do you explain the statistics that show that the sex ratio in Tribes in India is more favourable to women than the sex ratio among Scheduled Castes?
27. Discuss the various economic and socio-cultural forces that are driving the increasing feminization of agriculture in India.
28. How do the Indian debates on secularism differ from the debates in the West?
29. How does patriarchy impact the position of a middle-class working woman in India?
30. Why do some of the most prosperous regions of India have an adverse sex ratio for women? Give your arguments.
31. The life cycle of a joint family depends on economic factors rather than social values. Discuss.
32. Critically examine the effect of globalization on the aged population in India.
33. Growing feeling of regionalism is an important factor in the generation of demand for a separate State. Discuss
34. Discuss the various social problems which originated out of the speedy process of urbanization in India
35. “Male membership needs to be encouraged in order to make women’s organizations free from gender bias.” Comment